Capital Markets | Auto Finance News - Part 4

Avid Acceptance Scores $50M Credit Facility

Avid Acceptance LLC has finalized an asset-backed warehouse facility with Capital One — its second such facility in four months — adding $50 million of liquidity, Chief Financial Officer Curtis Ash told Auto Finance News. The new Capital One credit facility, combined with a JPMorgan Chase facility established in November 2018, furthers the Salt Lake […]

Powell Signals Prolonged Fed Pause as Inflation Lags, Risks Loom

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates could be on hold for “some time” as global risks weigh on the economic outlook and inflation remains muted. “We don’t see data coming in that suggest that we should move in either direction. They suggest that we should remain patient and let the situation clarify itself […]

Sierra Auto Finance Unloads Servicing Portfolio

Sierra Auto Finance transferred servicing of its portfolios to First Investors Financial Services on March 2, seven months after the subprime lender put a pause on new originations due to “unfavorable market conditions.” Sierra, founded in 2012, had $144 million of outstanding receivables at yearend 2018, down from $185 million in July 2018, according to […]

Credit Acceptance Issues $400M of Senior Notes

Credit Acceptance Corp. issued a private offering of $400 million of senior notes payable at 6.625% interest, according to a company release. The notes will mature in 2023. The company plans to use the proceeds for "general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of outstanding borrowings, if any, under our revolving credit facility," according to […]

Amazon Investment in Electric OEM Paves Way for ‘Limitless’ Mobility Potential, Analyst Says

Amazon’s $700 million investment in electric OEM Rivian is a potential step by the retail giant to launch a mobility service that would supplement its delivery platform, said Grayson Brulte, a consultant with Brulte & Co. “I think it’s limitless where Amazon takes it,” Brulte told Auto Finance News. “There’s a lot of money to be made in niches. Do they […]

Lyft’s Losses, Dependence on Autonomous Overshadow IPO Filing

Rideshare giant Lyft filed its IPO prospectus on Friday. The company’s net losses and heavy reliance on autonomous vehicles is likely the biggest concern for investors, said Brian Allan, senior director of strategic partnerships at HyreCar. Lyft's net loss climbed to $911.3 million in 2018 from $688.3 million a year earlier, according to the filing. Lyft […]
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